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is buxton headed for beach nourishment?

Dare County is looking to launch a beach nourishment project in front of the motels at the north end of Buxton. It’s what some would say is a long overdue effort to protect Highway 12, which has been taking a beating at this spot for years. This great article by Irene Nolan at the Island Free Press outlines the details.

“The National Park Service has issued a notice of intent to prepare a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Dare County’s plan to nourish the beach in north Buxton.

Cleanup in Buxton. Photo WRAL TV, Raleigh.

Cleanup in Buxton. Photo WRAL TV, Raleigh.


The notice, which was filed in the Federal Register on Dec. 29, begins the public scoping process for the Environmental Impact Statement that is required by the Park Service before it issues a special use permit to the county to pump sand on the eroding beaches in the area.

Meetings to get input from the public on the county’s plan and the EIS are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Manteo and Wednesday, Jan. 28 in Buxton.  A public comment period will also begin soon during which comments will be accepted in writing.
More details on the meetings and submitting public comment will be available soon.”

Read the rest of the story on the Island Free Press.

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